7 Mad Gardening Skills


| 2/2/2016 9:52:00 AM


Tags: companion planting, interplanting, garden planning, pest management, tomatoes, Don Abbott, Ohio,

Being an avid gardener requires you to have special skills and abilities. When was the last time you tried a totally new plant or technique? Are you known for your gardening prowess? Ever breed your own varieties? Do you know when it will rain next? Here are 7 mad gardening skills to take you to the next level.

Nunchuck skills… bowhunting skills… computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills!  (Napoleon Dynamite)

Note: Mr. Dynamite is totally correct as I won the Snarky Girlfriend’s heart with my gardening expertise (“Oh, you have a garden?”).

Groundhog broccoli damage 

Took me awhile to catch on that I had a groundhog problem

1. Alertness

Are you observant and present while out in your garden? It’s easy to wander around just enjoying all the natural beauty, but as they say “the devil is in the details.” Catching something now will keep you from crying about it later. One droughty season a few years back, I noticed some of my plants’ leaves looked chewed on. I thought, “Oh, probably grasshoppers or some other bug.”




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